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New Orleans Launches New Open Online System for Public Records

June 20, 2016
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Original press release

Today, the City of New Orleans launched NextRequest, a new and open online system for processing public records requests. NextRequest allows individuals to request, track and access the status of their Public Records Requests online.

“When I took office in 2010, I committed to making City government more efficient, open and transparent so that our residents could hold us accountable,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “From establishing the City’s Office of Performance and Accountability to launching online tools like BlightSTATUS, NoticeMe, and, the City of New Orleans is leading the way in providing the public the information it needs. With the launch of NextRequest, we are improving how we track and respond to public records requests and giving the public even more access.”

The City will no longer accept public records requests by email in an effort to be transparent. The new online records portal allows for frequent requests to be easily accessible – fulfilled once and then available for public download, saving the City time and money.